Best Books for XAT Exam preparation
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is national-level pen and paper based management aptitude test. It is conducted every year by Xavier School of Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) – Jamshedpur.
XLRI conducts the exam on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT scores are used by more than 100 institutes for admission to MBA, PGDM and other management courses.
XLRI offers three two-year management programmes: Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Management Programme (BM), and Global MBA Programme.
Here I m listing best books for XAT Exam preparation especially recommended by topper’s as well professor’s guidance. Lists of recommended books is listed below
The thoroughly revised and updated 8th edition of the book Target XAT 2017 provides the detailed Solutions to XAT 2005 to XAT 2016 original Question Papers. The book also provides the topics of the essays asked in each of these XAT examinations.
The book also contains 5 Mock tests designed exactly as per the latest pattern of XAT. Each Mock Test has 2 parts as per the new format. Part I contains questions on Decision Making, English Language and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability whereas Part 2 contains Essay Writing and questions on General Awareness on Business Environment, Economics and Polity.
Data forms the basis of all information, and all work depends on information. Information is analyzed data. For information to be useful, the data has to be accurate, and this accurate data has to be understood and analyzed correctly.
Although all forms of work revolve around data, certain jobs like clerical, accounting and managerial tasks depend heavily on data and its interpretation. So any (job type or study type) tests that examines the candidate’s aptitude for these positions should take into account the candidate’s ability to understand data.
XAT Simplified 2016 (Past Papers + Mock Tests + General Awareness Analysis)”” a set of 3 books Book 1 – Target XAT 2017 (Past Papers 2005 – 2016 + 5 Mock Tests + General Awareness) contains the detailed solutions of the XAT 2005 to till date. The book also contains 5 Mock tests designed exactly as per the NEW XAT. Each Mock Test has 2 parts. Part I contains questions on Decision Making, English Language & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability whereas Part 2 contains Essay Writing and GK questions. The book also contains the list of essays asked in the last 10 years of XAT and a list of essays for practice. Book 2: 50 COOL Stories 300 HOT Issues: General Awareness Essays for IAS/ CSAT/ MBA/ GMAT/ Bank PO Another innovative book by Disha Publication.
General Knowledge 2018 provides a comprehensive study of all the sections that are covered under the subject of General Knowledge. The book has been divided into seven sections namely Current Affairs, Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science and General Knowledge each containing detailed theoretical content. Figures, Graphics and Tables have been given along with the theory wherever required. Important Notes and Tables are provided under the highlighted box for the revision of important points. The ‘Current Affairs’ section in the beginning of the book contains coverage of latest news and events that happened in the recent year. History section covers Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Art and Culture and World History, whereas the Geography section covers world geography, Indian geography and Environment and Ecology
The present book for XAT contains five Mock Tests and last 11 years’ (2006-2016) Solved Papers of XAT which will help the candidates get an insight into the current and the previous years’ examination patterns. Previous years’ solved papers will not only help the candidates understand the types of questions asked in the examination but also serve as a major tool for practicing large number of questions. The book contains authentic and elaborate solutions of the questions asked in the previous years’ XAT. Also solutions have been provided to the questions covered in mock tests for comprehensive understanding of the concepts on which the questions are based. Also five mock tests designed according to the current trend of XAT Questions have been provided in the book
XAT exam pattern is one of the most difficult management entrance exams to crack. It is important to select the right balance of questions since the beginning of the exam. Here are some tips for XAT exam preparation.
The total number of questions in the main part (VA, DI, DM) has been brought down to 78 and the time allotted has been increased by 20 minutes. The candidates would have 170 minutes to answer the questions. Students can choose have a choice of not attempting 13 questions. Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. There would also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer. The number of questions in the GK has been reduced to twenty-five and there would be no negative marking in this section.